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Oct 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
after nine years of war, president obama tells the world all u.s. troops are leaving iraq by the end of the year. tonight, the risks of leaving and what the president didn't say about the decision. >>> steve jobs. a first look at the untold story he left behind. the controversial choices he made about fighting his cancer. >>> and making a difference. a restaurant where you don't have to pay if you can't. the famous face behind it and the inspiration he found right here on this broadcast. the inspiration he found right here on this broadcast. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm kate snow in tonight for brian. after nine years of bloody war costing thousands of american lives and hundreds of billions of american dollars, president obama says it is ending. the last american troops in iraq are packing up and getting out by the end of the year. home, he says, in time for the holidays. it was march of 2003 when president george w. bush announced the start of the war against iraq with shock and awe. saddam hussein's rule
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Oct 11, 2011 5:30pm PDT
to the iranian government. the u.s. says it stopped a huge international conspiracy. but does the story all add up? >>> risky business. more surprising news about prostaoste ccer. this time it's another popular vitamin supplement that may be doing more harm than good. >>> and the interrogation of michael jackson's doctor. today jurors heard conrad murray's emotional description of what he told jackson's children on the day he died. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. he remains one of the biggest names in republican politics. we just watched new jersey governor chris christie carry out a personal yet public deliberation over running for president himself. he said no. but today he made a rare and early endorsement for mitt romney for the gop nomination. some republicans, as you know, have shown buyers remorse at the thought of a romney nomination. there's still a big gop market out there for a more conservative candidate. and the ranks are still shifting tonight, but as you're about to see in our exclusive interview with christie and romney
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Oct 13, 2011 5:30pm PDT
and afloat. >>> and another royal wedding. this one not quite so well known but it does give us a colorful glimpse into a fascinating and once hidden world as a king marries a commoner. once hidden world as a king marries a commoner. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. back on september 17, very few people had heard of the protest movement called occupy wall street, but they did and they sure have since then. and so far there have been over 1,000 arrests across the united states as the movement spreads. they share a heritage with other big protest movements in american history. some of them have changed history. even though this protest doesn't look the same or take the same shape exactly any two days in a row. it's on the move. the players change. but the center of the message is increasingly resonating. the crowds tell us that. now the polls tell us that. but tomorrow here in new york an important moment arrives right where it all started. it's where we begin tonight with nbc's mara schiavocampo. mara, good evening. >> reporter: bria
NBC
Oct 20, 2011 5:30pm PDT
correspondent, a veteran of the battlefield in libya, richard engel here in studio with us. richard, for most of our adult life really, an era is over. >> most libyans never knew another leader. these are shocking images that will resonate not only around the middle east but around the world. an arab dictator killed by his own people. gadhafi's final moments, injured, dazed, manhandled and dying, captured by rebels who prop him up on the hood of a car to take pictures, proof of life, but he wouldn't live much longer. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: news of gadhafi's death triggered wild celebrations across libya. he was killed in sirte, his hometown, in a neighborhood called district 2. fighting there has been intense for weeks. the reason is now obvious. the rebel assault devastated district 2, so today moammar gadhafi tried to escape. in a convoy with body guards he attempted to slip out of sirte, but the convoy was spotted and u.s. officials say targeted by a nato air strike. gadhafi survived the strike. witnesses say he managed to crawl to a nearby drainpipe under a bridge. it was there, in a pi
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Oct 6, 2011 5:30pm PDT
changed life. and along the way, computing and music. he gave us something to point to with pride. he gave us the icons, fonts, shuffles and swipes of our modern lives. he was relentless, exacting and unique and he was dying of cancer during some of the most productive years of his life. steve jobs was apple and steve jobs was the american innovator of the modern age. he's gone at the age of 56 and we remember him tonight beginning with nbc's george lewis. >> reporter: with the help of a top design team, jobs turned electronic gadgets into objects of desire. there was the macintosh computer in 1984. >> and it has turned out insanely great. >> reporter: the ipod in 2001. and then in 2007 -- >> today, apple is going to reinvent the phone. >> reporter: -- the iphone. and in 2010, the ipad. >> so all these things, one after another after another it's like homerun, homerun, homerun. and there's only one babe. >> reporter: in 1976 steve woszniak and jobs cofounded apple and within ten years it had turned into a $2 billion company with 4,000 employees. >> they were the most fun years of my life.
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Oct 24, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. nbc's kristen welker traveling with the president in nevada tonight and starts us off from there. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the unemployment rate here in nevada is above 13%, so this state is up for grabs in 2012. earlier today president obama announced help for homeowners. here in this las vegas neighborhood. president obama on the road again, accusing a divided congress of foot dragging. >> we can't wait for an increasingly dysfunctional congress to do its job. >> reporter: the president used the power of his office and the optics of a suburban street to sidestep lawmakers, announcing the expansion of a mortgage refinancing program. >> now, this is a painful burden for middle class families and it's also a drag on our economy. when a home loses its value, a family loses a big chunk of their wealth. >> reporter: the plan, starting december 1, specifically targets homeowners with underwater mortgages who owe more than their homes are currently worth. those who have mortgages owned or guaranteed by government lenders fannie mae and freddie mac, loans
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Oct 27, 2011 5:30pm PDT
we discovered its uses in heart attack prevention, stroke prevention and just now the news is breaking tonight about its use against colon cancer. put it this way. a bottle of generic aspirin, $4.29. medical research, tens of billions of dollars. a household item that could prevent a range of illnesses, priceless. that's how we begin the broadcast tonight with our chief science correspondent robert bazell. >> reporter: it is more powerful evidence that one of the oldest and cheapest medicines on earth may be one of the most beneficial. british researchers studied people like keith reiger who inherited the gene for lynch syndrome which puts him at very high risk for colon cancer. rieger and his father have had colon cancer. two of his three children inherited the gene. one died at 22 from colon cancer. in the study, 861 people with lynch syndrome took either two 300-milligram tablets of aspirin or a placebo. scientists followed them for two years after they stopped taking the aspirin. >> we reduced by 60% the numbers of colon cancers in the people who actually took aspirin f
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Oct 7, 2011 7:00pm EDT
>>> on the broadcast tonight america's longest war. a new marker for all of us and an extraordinary woman -- a mother and grandmother, one of the many americans sacrificing on the front lines. >>> fear factor. children pulled out of school in this country while parents give up work they desperately need, all because of the sudden impact of a tough new law. >>> hitting home. new numbers on jobs. it's not getting better. now the anger and the protests are growing. >>> the interrogation. for the first time, the jury hears michael jackson's doctor describe his version of what happened the day michael jackson died. >>> and three women share the nobel peace prize. >>> and three women share the nobel peace prize. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. tonight protesters remain in the streets of a dozen u.s. cities, angry over what's happened to their lives and our country and a big part of that over these last ten years, the two wars we have been fighting. starting ten years ago today. this is the anniversary of the start of the war in afghanistan. longer
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Oct 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
here with us in new york. thanks, as always. >>> even with all of this to contend with, there's still no agreement in washington about remedies for the unemployment rate. and a funny thing happened to president obama on the road today, pushing his plan. some bad news regarding a big store chain got in the way. our own kristen welker traveling with the president tonight, joining us from emporia, virginia. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. well, this is day two of the president's campaign style bus tour, which has been billed as a trip to sell his jobs plan in these key swing states of virginia and north carolina. president obama had harsh words for congressional republicans again today. >> their plan says we need to go back to the good old days before the financial crisis when wall street wrote its own rules. our plan says, we need to make it easier for small businesses on main street. >> back in washington, republicans kept up their counterattacks. >> i know he's desperately interested in trying to blame anybody else. but he's the president of the united states.
NBC
Oct 28, 2011 5:30pm PDT
says it is keeping the fees, but it will drop that debit card fee for customers who use direct deposit on their paycheck, who use a bank of america credit card and also who maintain a minimum balance. no word on what that minimum balance might be. in the past it's been thousands of dollars. for a quick sampling of public opinion about those debit card fees look no further than youtube. >> i have a bone to pick with bank of america. >> pay off whatever checks you have and withdraw all of your money. >> bank wars! >> reporter: while bank of america, sun trust and regions financial are sticking with their plans to charge customers a monthly fee for debit card purchases, some of their biggest competitors have decided not to go along including u.s. bancorp., pnc, citigroup, and key bank. and chase says it's abandoning its debit card fee plans. >> this was a netflix moment for bank customers. they have been hearing about one new fee after another and this one was the one that tipped them over the edge. >> reporter: experts warn, look out for so-called stealth fees for receiving a paper state
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Oct 23, 2011 3:30pm PDT
the american man killed by a great white shark. >>> high anxiety. what is behind a dramatic increase in the use of antidepressants, especially among women. >>> and the great pumpkin, one man sharing the symbol of the season and making a very big difference. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. in eastern turkey tonight, some people are digging with their hands in a desperate search for the living after a deadly earthquake jolted the region this afternoon. the quake with a magnitude of 7.2 was centered close to the iranian border near the city of van, but caused damage across a wide area. scores of buildings have collapsed, trapping an unknown number of people. said the mayor of one hard hit town, people are in agony. we can hear their screams. at least 138 people are dead. but that number is expected to quickly and dramatically climb. nbc's ana bell roberts is following developments for us from london tonight with this report. >> reporter: it may be night, but the rescue work continues. local people join the overwhelmed emergency crews to dig through the rubble in the
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Oct 26, 2011 5:30pm PDT
with mortgage refinancing, the president used executive action. today claiming he has the authority to accelerate a program that congress had already adopted. capping student loan payments at 10% of a graduate's income and allowing graduates to consolidate certain federal loans to get lower monthly interest rates. the administration argued today's actions will help improve the overall economy. >> that means you will be more confident and comfortable to buy a house or save for retirement. that will give our economy a boost at a time when it desperately needs it. >> reporter: some economists warn the impact will likely be minimal. >> my suspicion is it's not going to be that large in the short run. any short run effect is likely to be dominated by students deciding, i can now take the risk of borrowing more. >> reporter: the president kept up his steady tongue lashing of congress for failing to pass his jobs bill. by visiting this denver university he's also trying to re-energize one of his core constituencies that put him in office -- young people. a key republican pushed back today
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Oct 1, 2011 5:30pm PDT
department is warning u.s. citizens tonight of potential anti-american attacks worldwide. the travel warning about potential retaliatory attacks comes one day after the killing of an american-born al qaeda leader. and tonight more news on this front, reports that nato forces in afghanistan have captured another key figure. this time the target was an elder in a militant group operating on the border between pakistan and afghanistan. it's a group we heard a lot about this week as u.s. officials again questioned pakistan's commitment to fighting terror. nbc's adrienne mong is in kabul tonight. >> reporter: it's considered one of the biggest threats to u.s. forces in afghanistan. and today it may have suffered a major blow. the haqqani network, a crime family that operates on the border of afghanistan and pakistan with ties to al qaeda and the taliban. known for brazen attacks like the 20-hour siege of the u.s. embassy and nato headquarters in kabul last month. today, nato forces said they captured hajik kahn. in a joint operation with the afghan military in southeast afghanistan. nato called k
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Oct 10, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. >>> with us here in the studio for more on this, dr. tanya beneson, doctor of internal medicine in new york and our nbc medical director as well. doctor, when a patient comes to you and says, should i take a multi vitamin, what are the conditions? do you ask the patient a series of questions? >> i think a multi vitamin for anybody is fine. it's a great safety net. it's when we get into excessive mega doses of things when you're not deficient, that's where the problem starts. you have to do extensive history, lab analysis before you start supplementing individual items people are doing on their own. >> overall, the brands we all know, a multi vitamin supplement like the woman in the set-up piece says, it doesn't seem like we are getting enough nutrition from our on the go meals and diet these days. that seems about right. >> it's fine to take the multi vitamin. think about the juices, fortified foods. you have to be careful. especially the metals, iron, zinc, copper. just because a little bit is good for you doesn't mean more is better. people seem to lose that. it's not regulated well, so p
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Oct 19, 2011 5:30pm PDT
own what depending on where they live. according to the humane society of the u.s., 12 states ban the private possession of exotic animals. 28 states have restrictions and 12 statehave almost none. ohio is one of those states. >> you've got to be nuts to want to keep one of these. >> reporter: a new documentary highlights the sometimes murky business of exotic animal sales. >> i went to exotic animal auctions and i had to go undercover. i had to go with body guards, too. they didn't allow cameras. >> reporter: scoot -- scott shoemaker in nevada, is raising 30 animals including six tigers and a 550-pound african lion. he spent more than $100,000 in caging and nine-feet wire fencing for his property. >> some guy lets his out. it's obviously not a caging issue, not a safety issue. the guy obviously had a mental issue. why would i get lumped in with him? we have taken precautions here in being responsible. >> reporter: tonight the pressure is on ohio governor john kasich to change the law. his office has been re-evaluating a proposed ban on exotic pets, brian, that would have prevente
NBC
Oct 22, 2011 4:00pm PDT
-war as controversial as ever. mike taibbe, nbc news, new york >>> nbc's richard engle is here with us tonight. you have been in the thick of it so many times with troops i know you're still in contact with. what are you hearing from them about the end of this war? >> reporter: when you spend time with troops they become your friends. we are still in contact via e-mail and facebook. and they are saying that it wasn't worth it. that the difficult re-entry home, not coming back to the economic opportunities that they thought they would have, problems with their families, problems with their spouses, it wasn't worth it. and that is the same message i'm hearing time and time again. >> if we pose the same question, is it worth it to the average iraqi citizen what do you sus we'd hear? >> reporter: i've spoken with iraqis. they say toppling saddam hussein was the best thing that could have happened to iraq but that everything else they could have done without. >> let's look at what iraq, this current government faces right now. they've got a turkish incursion on their northern border, terrorism that seems to
NBC
Oct 17, 2011 6:30pm EDT
the scene here, while nascar uses sedans that look roughly like the cars we use, the indy cars are spindly hybrids with exposed wheels and they go very fast. >> reporter: yeah. they're about one-third the weight of a nascar automobile, brian. when you've got a pack of them racing at more than 200 miles per hour separated by just feet there is always the potential for disaster. some race veterans say this was one of the worst pileups they had ever seen. >> oh, here he goes. >> the contact and a huge crash. >> reporter: it happened on the 12th lap of a 300-mile race when the tires of two cars touched, sending them out of control. what followed was a chain reaction of collisions. 15 cars in all. >> looks like dan wheldon may be involved in it. >> reporter: wheldon's car launched into the air, hitting the wall in a fiery crash along with several other race cars. >> indy car is very sad to announce that dan wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries. >> reporter: a two-time winner of the indianapolis 500, wheldon, 33 years old, leaves behind a wife and two small sons. his family, friend
NBC
Oct 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
own kristen welker traveling with the president tonight joining us from emporia, virginia. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this is day two of the president's campaign style bus tour, which has been billed as a trip to sell his jobs plan in these key swing states of virginia and north carolina. president obama had harsh words for congressional republicans again today. >> their plan says we need to go back to the good old days before the financial crisis when wall street wrote its own rules. our plan says, we need to make it easier for small businesses on main street. >> back in washington, republicans kept up their counterattacks. >> i know he's desperately interested in trying to blame anybody else. but he's the president of the united states. he sets the agenda, he got everything he wanted, and it didn't work. >> as mr. obama rolled into emporia, virginia, he encountered a stark reminder that it's not the republicans, but the economy that may be his biggest roadblock to re-election. the local lowe's hardware here is one of 20 lowe's stores closing down by
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Oct 7, 2011 5:30pm PDT
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Oct 31, 2011 7:00pm EDT
's where we begin tonight. nbc's ron allen is in hartford for us. ron, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. this is still the scene in so many places across new england. look at all these trees and power lines still down. all these homes in the dark again tonight. in fact, across the state of connecticut, more than half the residents still do not have power. it's been three days, and it may be more than a week. work crews made some progress today but the damage across the northeast is overwhelming. destruction caused by that disastrous mix of heavy, wet snow falling on trees with fall foliage that pulled down power lines. >> the number of crews -- i think i'm right about this -- is unprecedented. >> reporter: this record-breaking nor'easter roared up the east coast this weekend dumping as much as 31 inches of snow in northern new england. over 1,000 trees were lost in new york's central park. and it was deadly as well. with at least 11 people killed. and some narrow escapes. >> if i would stay in the car two more seconds, i would be dead today. >> reporter: many worry
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Oct 25, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, it also means hope. tonight crews down at the site where azra and her family were rescued are using that hope and sense of urgency to search for another relative, azra's father, who is still missing and said to be at home when the earthquake struck. brian? >> michelle, thanks. michelle franzen on the scene in turkey for us tonight. >>> president obama is headed to denver where he is set to announce a plan to help lower some monthly student loan payments, but it's what he said on his way there that got some attention today. kristen welker traveling with the president with us from denver. kristen, these comments, what i saw of them, seem to go to the core of american spirit and capability these days. >> reporter: that's right. they absolutely do. president obama talking about things like the hoover dam, and we'll get to that in just one second, brian, but for the second consecutive day, president obama is using his executive power to, as he says, help those that are struggling with this economy. yesterday it was underwater mortgages. today it's student loans. as we're saying, accordin
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Oct 14, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. brian? >> mara schiavocampo starting us us off in lower manhattan tonight, thanks. >>> in southern california, tonight prosecutors there are saying they will seek the death penalty against the man charged with shooting nine people, killing eight of them in a rampage in the salon in the seaside town of seal beach. nbc's kristen dahlgren reports tonight on a case that shocked the community and reduced the district attorney to tears when he went before cameras today. >> mr. dekraai, what's your full name, sir? >> scott evans dekraai. >> reporter: in an orange county courtroom, 41-year-old scott dekraai sat quietly, very different from what prosecutors said he had a rage filled killing spree. >> he was willing to end any life in his path and he did. >> reporter: an emotional district attorney says dekraai was carrying three guns and seeking revenge. >> he was not satisfied with murdering his intended target, his ex-wife. for almost two minutes, dekraai shot victim after victim. >> reporter: he was in a custody dispute with his ex-wife, one of the first to be shot but not the last. >> d
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Oct 12, 2011 5:30pm PDT
todd in our d.c. newsroom starting us off. thanks. as chuck just reminded us, as we have now seen happen several times just this election cycle, polls come out showing a new gop frontrunner, then the scrutiny begins. so it begins in a big way tonight for herman cain. the man with the economic plan he calls 9, 9, 9, now for a time at least, gets to sample what being number one feels like. tonight, nbc's kelly o'donnell has more on the man of the moment. >> reporter: with his folksy, never been a politician appeal, herman cain has caught fire. >> a lot of people are taking a second look and they are saying, maybe this long shot is not such a long shot. >> reporter: at 65, cain sells his self-made success and personal story. son of a chauffeur and a maid, colon cancer survivor. 're going to tax those evil we're going to tax those evil rich people more and more and more and more and more and more! >> reporter: critics claim he's running a vanity campaign, spending more time on his book tour than the trail. many say cain is not a serious contender. >> it requires an army of troops out
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